Filed under: Press Releases 2015

Manipulation and abuse of democratic process by EirGrid will not be tolerated by local communities

The arguments surrounding the North-South Interconnector Project (NSIP) are well known and well rehearsed in affected communities across the North-East, given that the project has been in the public domain for the last 8 years. The public will happily accept underground cable technology along public roads, but will not accept the unjustified and unnecessary imposition of massive pylons and extra high voltage electricity lines across our landscape, with all of the attendant health risks and degradation of community assets

Continue November 30, 2015

NEPPC welcomes statements made at Marian Harkin meeting in Brussels.

NEPPC welcomes the initiative taken by Marian Harkin to host a meeting in Brussels on the costs and affordability of undergrounding.

Continue November 22, 2015

NEPPC group to canvass against local Government TD’s for failing to represent the people of the North-East on the North-South Interconnector issue

This week NEPPC is launching its campaign of active opposition to the re-election of existing Government TD’s in the Meath and Cavan-Monaghan constituencies, for their abysmal failure to represent the people of the North-East in relation to the North-South Interconnector project.

Continue November 21, 2015

NEPPC welcomes Sinn Féin’s proactive approach to pushing for undergrounding in the North

Delegation meets key decision maker to outline preference for undergrounding

Continue October 30, 2015

Northern Ireland Utility Regulator’s statements deplorable and represent a gross interference in the planning process

Latest establishment attempt to pressurise An Bord Pleanála will only serve to strengthen public opposition to EirGrid’s plans.

Continue October 30, 2015

Communities in North-East outraged by continued discrimination with North-South Interconnector Project

410 pylons still planned for North-East, 750 pylons dropped for rest of country.
The announcement today by the Independent Expert Panel (IEP) and the statement by EirGrid that it is dropping plans to erect 750 pylons in the Grid Link project in favour of an alternative option using ‘Series compensation’ highlights yet again the discrimination and injustice being meted out to the communities in the North-East.

Continue October 8, 2015

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